Native American culture is a part of our curriculum and it's one of my favorites because Native American art is so detailed and there's always a story behind it!
I got this idea from That Artist Woman's website and I loved the concept so much I decided to try it with my 5th graders. Although I altered it slightly due to time, I love how they all turned out.
Students not only learned about ceremonial art - art used in celebrations, rituals and ceremonies; they learned how to create a profile portrait of a Native American. We also discussed and used techniques such as overlapping, implied texture and radial symmetry.